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posted in December 2008
A Parks Associates survey suggests 2009 will center largely on connecting digital cameras, photo frames, and mobile phones.
At last count, Sprint had slightly more than 50 million subscribers.
A government agency is projecting a shortage of coupons for analog-to-digital converter boxes.
Washington state, Alaska, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Minnesota, and New Jersey all have similar bans in effect.
The Key2SafeDriving car key wirelessly disables cell phones via a Bluetooth or RFID connection while the car is turned on.
Research In Motion is vowing to fight Certicom's efforts to block being acquired by the BlackBerry maker.
A permitting glitch is preventing people who live near the city's lakes from accessing the muni Wi-Fi network.
The $9 billion purchase price is about 4% lower than Sanyo's recent stock trading value.
The single-sign-in feature will facilitate the use of the bevy of features, which Nokia has been adding to over the past several months.
Two congressmen have found a technicality in the morass of FCC rules and regulations that pertain to the auctioning of the AWS-3 spectrum, which resides in the 2,155- to 2,180-MHz band.
The group's trade association said it will cease moving analog channels to digital channels for the next three months and let consumers concentrate on the Feb. 17 deadline.
Deloitte's media-usage survey found that 70% of American consumers watch user-made videos.
The cuts start with co-CEOs Greg Brown of Motorola's Broadband Mobility Solutions unit and Sanjay Jha of the Mobile Devices unit.
Even though the official ribbon-cutting event for the Clear service is set for next month, the wide area hotspot has been in operation for at least two weeks.
In addition to coupons, DTV Assistance Centers are opening in seven cities with low numbers of digital convertor-box coupon redemptions and high numbers of over-the-air television viewers.
The 3G/4G USB Modem U300 for laptops will be available beginning this weekend in Sprint outlets in the Baltimore area.
Wi-Fi service has been introduced in fits and starts in recent years, and most U.S. domestic airlines are now launching the service.
Key industry players and public interest groups will discuss proposed FCC reforms in managing spectrum, net neutrality, and media ownership at a January conference.
Gary Forsee, Arun Sarin, and Ed Zander have all resurfaced with new titles and new directions on communications IT.
A network edge-caching measure that accesses data temporarily stored on servers near end users is causing some to question Google's long-term intentions.
The proposal would have helped established a nationwide license in the 2,155-MHz to 2,180-MHz band, of which 25% would have been set aside for free Internet access.
The telecom said it would reinstate its quarterly dividend and repurchase as much as 40 million shares of the company.
HSPA is utilized in the United States by AT&T, which currently has more subscribers than any other U.S. wireless service provider.
In its new incarnation, Alcatel-Lucent will focus on three markets -- service providers, enterprises, and selected verticals.
The company has been assembling pieces needed to launch LTE, beginning with its $9.36 billion worth of 700-MHz spectrum.
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund terminated the deal's terms, but now there's a $1.2 billion breakup fee to fight over.
Samsung and LG handsets are selling well in key demographics, while two other manufacturers are also gaining market share.
The Wall Street Journal says the telecom firm has hired attorneys to explore bankruptcy court protection in case its restructuring plan doesn't work.
Criticisms in the 110-page report range from Martin's heavy-handed, opaque, and non-collegial management style to complaints that Martin suppressed various reports by staff.
The telecom hires PricewaterhouseCoopers to review its financials, to avoid an estimated $50 billion deal from falling through.
Sprite Clone 6.5 enables IT departments to mass deploy various performance improvements across multiple users; as many as 300 devices in an hour.
Both companies are facing layoffs as they cope with declining revenue and the need to increase market share in the mobile phone sector.
AAA reports that drivers who think talking on a hands-free phone while driving is safer than talking on a handheld handset are fooling themselves.
Ten years later, other tech-bubble figures also continue to fight their convictions.
Chief executive Sol Trujillo explains how his company built a huge wireless network based on HSPA technology in one year.
The owner of the former Verizon landline outfit in Hawaii filed for bankruptcy, while the New England operator saw its stock plunge nearly 35% on Monday.
Joost's global Web video service offers more than 46,000 videos -- including 18,000 music videos -- as well as 400 TV series and 1,200 movies and short films.
But consumers have a new complaint, or at least 14% in the Consumer Reports survey did: Cell phone service is getting too expensive.
A simulator presenting a 24-mile multilane highway complete with on- and off-ramps, overpasses, and two-lane traffic was utilized in the research.